Thurmont Little League 2021 COVID Plan
This plan is developed to outline procedures that Thurmont Little League (TLL) will follow as it conducts activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. TLL values the safety of its players, volunteers, and spectators. Safety guidelines will meet or exceed those required by state and local government. As these guidelines change, the TLL COVID Plan may be adjusted. The TLL Board of Directors will approve the plan and any subsequent changes. The board will communicate the plan and any changes to the league’s volunteers and parents through email and the league website at tllbaseball.com.
All players, volunteers, family members, and spectators must follow the guidelines as a condition of participating at TLL during the 2021 season.
Participants with Symptoms or Positive COVID Test
Players or volunteers who exhibit symptoms of illness may not attend or participate in league activities. Players or volunteers who have received a positive COVID test shall not be permitted to attend league activities for a minimum of 10 days from the date of the positive test.
In the event that a household family member of a player or volunteer tests positive for COVID-19, then the members of that household, including the player or volunteer, may not attend league activities for a minimum of 10 days from the date of the positive test.
If a team has more than one member (player or volunteer) who has tested positive and/or has been exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID or has COVID-like symptoms, the team will not practice or play a game for 10 days from the date of the positive test.
Only the Team Manager and TLL Player Agent will be notified of any individuals who test positive for COVID. Otherwise, the names of anyone who tests positive will remain confidential.
Players are strongly discouraged from sharing equipment.
Each player will store his/her equipment in a specified location where it will be separate from other players’ equipment.
Players are encouraged to use their own catcher’s gear, when possible. If a player needs to use team-supplied catcher’s gear, the gear will be sanitized between uses by a Coach or Team Mom.
Players who do not own a batting helmet may borrow a helmet from the team-supplied equipment. If needed, the helmet will be sanitized between uses by a Coach or Team Mom.
Food is discouraged in the dugout/player areas, and may not be shared.
High fives, handshakes, group huddles, and other physical contact is prohibited.
When visiting another league’s facility, TLL players, volunteers, and spectators will follow all expectations required by the host league.
Social Distancing & Face Coverings
Spectators are strongly encouraged to maintain 6 feet social distancing at league facilities.
Team volunteers (manager, coach, team mom) must wear a face covering when they cannot consistently maintain 6 feet distancing from other participants.
Players must wear a face covering when in the dugout or other team gathering areas, where they cannot maintain 6 feet distancing from other participants. Players are not required to wear face coverings during activity on the playing field or practice area.
Concession volunteers will wear a face covering at all times.
The concession counter and food prep areas will be sanitized before, during, and after each shift.